Have the kids upped sticks and left you and the other half in the family home? Is there now an unwelcome boredom in your life brought about by the fact that you no longer have to tend to your son’s or daughter’s every need? If so, then why not leave the empty nest behind, up sticks and move overseas?
Moving abroad is rewarding on a number of different levels. First and foremost, it can make you aware of aspects of yourself and your personality that you didn’t necessarily know were there. For instance, in dealing with new local authorities, new employers and even a new language you can find yourself being more dependent on yourself than you ever have been due to the fact that you haven’t got the safety net of your knowledge on the place that you live backing you up.
And being away from the place you’ve called home for a number of years, and in turn being in a completely new place, is a way to not only discover things about your character, but is also offers up the chance to build a new one. You may, for example, find that your tastes for certain things change or you may even develop a taste for things that you have never tasted, or wanted to taste, before. You fashion sense may start to find local cultural influences; your favourite foods may change to the local delicious; or you may start to find that the way in which you go about your everyday business changes due to the local customs. A change of character is never a bad thing, especially when you are bored of the character you were before.
Moving abroad also offers you a wider chance to follow your dreams due to how big a stage the world is. For instance, if conquering the waves by surfing has always been a dream of yours, yet you haven’t been afforded the opportunity to do so because of the lack of beaches or suitable weather in your country, then why not move to somewhere that offers this. You can buy apartments near some of the most beautiful beaches and coastlines in the world, meaning your surfing dream can be achieved in your front garden! Similarly, if skiing is a favoured pastime of yours, yet you only ever get to ski in makeshift indoor slopes, then why not take to immigrating to proper ski town? And if you’re worried about feeling homesick, then why not bring some small things with you on the adventure to make your new home feel more homely?
So, if you’re bored of your current surroundings then why don’t you leave them behind and head on a diaspora that you’ll never forget? If you do, however, there are a whole host of things that can’t be overlooked when moving overseas which include getting your vaccinations and other healthcare necessities sorted and ensuring that you can cover the cost of living in your desired destination. And remember, it’s never too late, or too early, to up sticks and move abroad, so never let age hold you back!